The Most DANGEROUS Diet in the World (STOP!)

What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, This is going to be one of the most important
videos that I ever make. As a matter of fact, I want you to do me one
favor and lean in nice, and close, and listen to every, single word I say. I promise you, this is going to be very, very
important. It’s going to help you forever. Especially if you’ve been dealing with a
weight problem. Especially if you’ve been trying lots of
diets. Don’t even get me started on that word yet. I’ll get to that, though. The fact is, I’m a big believer in the power
of nutrition. I’m a big believer in the fact that what
you put in your body determines, not just how you look, but how you feel, and how healthy
you are. Not just on a day to day, week to week, month
to month, year to year basis. But on a minute to minute basis. We know that, right? We’ve put things in our body that have changed
the way we feel pretty quickly. We need to understand that power can never
be underestimated. I think a lot of us do. That’s why, often times, we reach out and
realize that we need to do something about our nutrition. I’m going to say, what we put in our body
every day might be one of the most important decisions we make every, single day. Which brings me back to that concept of diets. Guys, you know how I feel about that term,
if you’ve watched this channel for any length of time. Realize, I don’t like the term. I hate it because a diet sounds temporary. A diet means something temporary. “I’m going on a diet”, means “I’m
going to be off of that soon.” You need to realize the long-term, the long
game here, is the only thing that ever matters when it comes to looking and feeling the way
you should from now until the day you die. Which, I hope – if you do it right – is
a long time from now. God willing. Now, there are dangerous diets. There are a lot of different diets we could
follow. Let’s cover some of them. The Paleo Diet. The South Beach Diet. The Atkins Diet. The Grapefruit Diet. The Coffee & Cocaine Diet. Right? People probably used s**t like that for a
long time. The fact is, anything that’s earned the
word ‘diet’ after its name; it probably works. It works. I can guarantee you, they work. They all create weight loss. They all do. They wouldn’t have ever gotten to the point
where they earned the ‘diet’ title if they hadn’t worked for a lot of people. But I don’t gage short-term results for
a working diet. I gage your ability to stick to it for a lifetime
as the only criteria for whether something is worthwhile. For me, the most dangerous diet in the world
is the one you can’t stick to. That could be all of them. It could be all of them. Beyond that, even when you decide that you
need to do something about your nutrition – let’s start using the word right because
we’ve got to get rid of that word ‘diet’. If you decide you need to do something about
your nutrition how do you go about it? Do you just jump head-first into it? Because that’s a major mistake. That could be why you’re failing in the
first place. Let’s play trainer for a second. We’re all going to get a chance. Let’s take a step into Jeff Cavaliere’s
shoes; the trainer. So, I have a client that walks into the gym
today. We’re making this up. 320lbs, the guy is 49 years old, never worked
out a day in his life, diabetic, body fat at least 40%, and he’s going to train. I have two options of programs I can give
him. Option A. You get to pick here, listen close. Option A. He’s going to do squat, bench,
and deadlifts. We’re going to work in the three to five
rep max. We’re going to throw in some palm squats,
just to make sure we’re reinforcing his ability to hold those things, and a lot of
eccentric overload. I think that’s going to be helpful. Then some plyometrics at the end and maybe
a little bit of kickboxing, just for some conditioning. That’s Option A. Option B is, we’re going
to start really, really easy on this guy. We’re going to do a little bit of flexibility
training, a lot of education early on, a little bit of mobility work – I’m sure those
joints could probably use a little bit of help. And then maybe start introducing the concept
of resistance bands. So, we want him to utilize his own bodyweight
– which is heavy – or some additional weight through weights and barbells, at this
point in time. Which one would you go with? Which would you think is the more appropriate
for that individual? There’s always the A-hole of the bunch who’s
going to say, “Option A”, but we should all know that Option B is where we need to
go. Especially if you’ve been watching this
channel. You probably realize that’s probably a better
route. At least taking a step off the gas for that
guy. So why is it when we decide we’re going
to do something about our nutrition, and we decide to go down this ‘diet’ road, why
do we jump into it head first? Why do we go from 0 to 60? Who thinks that going from 0-60 makes anymore
sense, nutritionally, as it does when you’re taking your first crack at weight training? It doesn’t. It’s setting yourself up for failure. I can give you a couple examples of that. Let’s take a popular diet regimen right
now. I’m going with the Keto Diet. Guys, I have nothing against a particular
form of eating because if you can turn that form of eating into a lifestyle – a lifelong
style of eating – then I am thrilled. I don’t have one way – and I’m going
to get to this in a second, too – one way of demanding that you eat. That is not my methodology. As a matter of fact, I think anyone that tells
you that there’s ‘only one way to do it, and this is the only way you should do it’
and gets ‘cult-like’ – I guess, the ‘keto cult’, who’s going to tell you
‘this is the only way to do it and everything else is wrong’; you’ve got to run as fast
as you can away from that person. But back to that. Ketogenic dieting requires that you drop your
carbohydrate intake pretty severely, to about 10% or less of your total, overall caloric
intake for the day. Now, let’s put ourselves back in the shoes
of that individual that was overweight, who needs to lose weight – which is a lot of
people. Do you think that person is sitting there
eating 10% or less of carbohydrates right now? No. I can guarantee you, they’re probably eating,
in excess, of 60% carbohydrates, if not more. So, to go from 60% or 70% of your overall
caloric intake from carbohydrates down to 10% or less; how logical is that? So, cut all that out. That’s it. Diet starts on Monday. You’re going to cut it all out. We’re going to get you right down here. You’re going to do great. This is going to be perfect for you. You’re going to change your way of fueling
your body. We’re going from carbohydrates to ketones. You’re good to go. Let’s go. You think that’s got a likelihood of success? Will he lose weight? Of course, he will! It’s a diet. It’s earned its title. It’s going to work. Long term? I doubt it. If it does, then great. He’s found a lifestyle that he can do. Now it’s worthwhile. But if you jump into it like that it’s not
going to work. So, what would I do in a situation like this? I’d recommend something different. You want to stick to the diets? Go to something like the Zone Diet. 30/30/40. At least see if you can stick to that first. Get yourself down, knowing that you’re heading
toward keto. But you don’t just down there. You try to take an approach that’s a moderate
step in the right direction, to at least set yourself up to become more accustomed to that. As opposed to jumping right in. It’s going to have the same impact to be
able to take these things in stages. I understand that we’re not getting the
same outcome that a Ketogenic Diet is creating, in terms of your body’s preferred fuel. I understand that. That’s not getting there via a 30/30/40
diet. But from a standpoint of an individual being
able to stick to that, they need to be able to take some sort of moderate step. Even when I first started my full reign of
eating better, and healthier, and turning it into a lifestyle I went from a really crappy
diet of a lot of sugary foods, and sweets, and things that are not part of an athlete’s
diet. Not on a consistent basis, they aren’t. And I made small changes. Then, when I was able to maintain that, and
I started to see results I went back again. I made additional, small changes. Then I went back again and made additional,
small changes. You know what I didn’t care about? Instant results. I never cared about instant results. I was in it for the lifelong process. I understood that, if I did it right once
I’d never have to do this again. But as a result of people jumping in too strong,
too fast to a diet they can’t stick with, every six months, every eight months, every
12 months, whatever it is; they’re back doing it again, and again. You know why it’s dangerous? It’s extremely dangerous because every time
you fail you’re doing a lot of things that are setting the stage for you to continue
to fail. You’re starting to convince yourself that
you can’t stick to anything. You’re starting to convince yourself that
‘dieting is not for you’. You either give up at that point – right? A lot of people do! “I’m done with this. I can’t do it.” Or you get more desperate, you get less patient,
less willing to go through that adaptive process, and you jump into the next one full force
ahead, and it fails again, and it fails again, and it fails again. And guess what? You know what’s happening during this whole
time? You’re also getting older. We’re all getting – one thing we can’t
stop is the aging process. As we get older, and older, and older it gets
more, and more, and more difficult to win this battle. I’m not saying it’s impossible. We’ve got lots of guys – ATHLEANX has
proven it – lots of guys that can do this at an advanced age and look unbelievable. But it does become more challenging. You have to become more and more committed. It’s not as easy as it was when you were
in your teens and 20’s. We all know that. So, what I’m pleading for you to do is try
to make this intervention with the one mindset of getting off this damned diet rollercoaster. Stop thinking about all these temporary fixes. Stop thinking about the short-term weight
loss. Turn it into a lifestyle that you’re going
to stick with forever. Find the one method of eating – the nutrition,
right? The form of nutrition that’s going to fuel
your body and keep you in that state for the rest of your life. Feeling good, getting stronger, being healthier
from now, until the day you die. You know what? Here’s the shocker: I don’t care what
method it is. People that think, again, so cult-like in
the fact that you have to eat ‘this way’ are so dangerous to you and everyone they’re
telling their information to. It pisses me off. I want you to be able to find something that
you can stick with. When you do, I’m happy. There is no ‘one method’. I have a method that’s worked for me. I have methods I recommend that I think are
going to help you keep your sanity the most. They’re going to help you not become exclusionary
in your dietary practices where you’re eliminating this and eliminating that. I want it to feel as it if it’s not deprivation-based. It’s something that you can actually do. I’m losing my damn voice, I’m so passionate
about this! But it’s true, guys. The fact is, if you do this right you’ll
never have to do it again. So, I hope that this came across to you guys. The fact is, if you can’t stick to something
it’s not a good option. For me, temporary means nothing. Lifetime is the only solution here. And the longer you go, by getting this wrong,
the more and more dangerous it becomes. The quicker you can get rid of the ‘diet’
term and into something that actually becomes something that’s lifelong nutrition, the
faster you’ll be well on your way to do that. Guys, I’ve laid it all out for you guys
step by step. I have a method. I believe in it. But it may not work for everybody. How’s that for more truth? It may not work for everybody. But I guarantee, if you give it a shot you’re
going to get yourself healthier, putting yourself further down that path to being able to make
that right, fine-tuning decision for yourself that works for you every, single time. If you’re looking for our plans they’re
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  2. tonya chapman

    January 2016 my husband weighed 405 and now he weighs 210 of solid muscle,he literly transformed himself by cutting out all crap food and ate healthy fruits veggies chicken breasts nothing else,he lifts weights and rides 20 miles on his bicycle does a 1000 crunches ,he gives God all the glory and has learned a lot from Jeff,and oh he's 51 now 52 in October 2019,and he has a manual labor job,he's a tough man

  3. Frederick Reeve

    Very well said Jeff, Thanks. Wife and I are ready to retire, she is sedentary and I'm somewhat active w/ yardwork and QC in a machine shop. I have a small Schwinn weight machine in my garage and I also have a machine part at work that I do upper body work with. I appreciate your views on "diets" and your constant repitition of "hypocaloric" state.

  4. Orchal Drambor

    Shouldn't the title be something like "The most difficult and not easy to stick to Diet in the world" ? I think this was very missleading because it was primary about the transition from his example person instantly to a diet. I was expecting that he talks about a danger that comes with those diets not that it is difficult to stick to them.

  5. Mahdi Menallah

    Dr Berg DC must teach this instead of saying that honey is dangerous for your Health or thinking that the way to suck off your belly fats is to lean back and crunch 😁

  6. joegt123

    I'd argue that sometimes jumping into the deep end is easier than slow modulation. Cravings are a bitch. If you cant control your cravings, slow modulation isn't going to be an option. At the very least, when it comes to the keto diet, the change is fundamental, biological, hormonal. If you can push through keto in the short term, it becomes the long term, because the cravings stop. The cravings won't stop if you just try to limit yourself to one sugary snack a day. If anything, they'll hit even harder.

  7. GoldenEra 4ever

    Started the keto diet a little over two weeks ago and ended it today. Lost 12 lbs (all water of course), could not get a pump in the gym and had no energy. I listened to people and read that I needed to be on it long enough to start using fat for energy, but I just couldn't do it. Had carbs today and feel much better. Keto isn't for me. More power to those who can sustain it.

  8. Hey There

    carb heavy diets are the worst. The cause inflammation in the gut , leaky gut, arthritis, foggy brain, fatigue, make schizos and epilepsy's have way worse symptoms and might have even thrown them over to edge to develop those problems, bipolar issues, all types of brain issues and inflammation in the brain. We did eat all these carbs for millions of years, our bodies aren't adapted to that. People are usually told to go on meat heavy diets to recover from lots of ailments like diverticulosis , meat heavy diets are simply better, carbs show be on the low. The only reason you cant get off your carbs is because they end up being more addictive than cocaine. High carb diets also feed candida and all your types of bad fungus in the body. Your inflammatory markers are always higher on carb heavy diets. They also make you retain more water and bloat. The brain is at least 70 percent saturated fat and cholesterol. Also carbs make it harder for you to absorb proteins, look up anti nutrients and oxalates,phytates etc. They also tear up the gut lining. They also are usually the cause of autoimmune disease. Theres a lot of information out there.

  9. Van Lazo

    Can you do an updated video on Intermittent Fasting? There are new studies now that shows time restricted eating induces Autophagy.

  10. Commander Starstrider

    Diet 3 months ago: Weight 295
    Breakfast: Rockstar, McDonalds McGriddle, OJ and Hash Brown
    Lunch: Meat loaf and gravy, Mash potatoes and gravy, Vegetables, Chips, 2 Chocolate Chip cookies, Soup, Rockstar
    Snack: 2 bags of Chips, Carrot Cake Burrito
    Exercise: Playstation 4 4 hours.
    Dinner: 2 Double Cheese burgers, large fries, Ice Cream.

    Diet NOW: Weight 259
    Breakfast: Rockstar (Sometimes), Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Sometimes)
    Lunch: Steamed; Salmon, Peas, Broccoli, Asparagus, Baby Carrots
    Snack: Chocolate Chip Granola Bar, Celery, Grapes
    Exercise: Weightlift 2.5 hours or walk 1.5 hours on off days from gym.
    Dinner: Broccoli, Asparagus, Sauteed Spinach.

  11. Dtube 123

    Desperation and failure definitely breeds more unhealthy, desperate diet attempts. Thanks for bringing the "long game" back into a fit lifestyle.

  12. Hit -

    The only thing I don't like about athlean X is the intro of every damm video it's too dam loud and annoying. If he would change the intro to something less harsh to the ears I would give him 10/10.

  13. Homero Eggert

    The word diet has the word die in it! Love your channel. Ivee been a trainer for 20 years, and still learning. Even after all the years of study, and certs. Keep up the good work!

  14. apetroco1

    I heard recently doctors have been finding increase in bad cholesterol & arterial clogging in people that have been living Keto lifestyle….has anyone heard more information on this? Thoughts?

  15. Jennifer Velazquez

    I hope people realize this is a problem in America. You got Italians, French, eastern Europeans enjoying their breads, chocolates, fats, and everything in moderation. The food in this country is killing us. The hormones, GMO's. Could you imagine telling anyone from the countries above (which have hardly any weight issues) that they're eating wrong???

  16. Tommy Gunn 13

    The doctor said i need to cut out the cigarettes immediately, but after this video I'm going to cut down only a little at a time. I'm sure this is the best way since people cutting back never relapse versus drastic lifestyle changes.

  17. Michael J Echon

    I agree completely. I hate rice, bread, and pasta anyway so Paleo/KETO/ LCHF is good for me. I do miss chicken soup with egg noodles.

  18. Me Gusta

    There’s no way to “ease into” keto. You either do it right or don’t do it at all because it will be worse for your body. Trust the hamster on this one. Zero sugar and really low carbs, pretty easy to do long term once you get into it.

  19. Sam Khatoun

    Stfu man. I'm on IF & KETO. And I eat 10-12 cups of green vegetables a day, 6-9oz of blackberries a day, & tons of healthy fats and I feel amazing. I look amazing. (Lost 100 pounds). Ketones is a much better fuel then carbs. Look up dr berg people! Keto is manageable. Anything you grave can be done in a low carb form. From pizzas to pancakes, chocolates etc.

  20. AB SK

    I like your honest and factual opinions. You are way better than the trainers I see around – who are playing their client’s money and health !!

  21. Erik Joosten

    Doing keto since January now, dived in too quick but did a heck of a lot studying it. Lost a lot of weight while never gained so much muscle so fast ever before (I'm 43now). Yes I did a lot of training before. Both for training and eating I do agree with you, knowledge is power and it pays of.

  22. EliteManMonkey

    how is paleo dangerous? Its just a lifestyle change where you cut out processed grains and high doses of sugar??? You eat vegetables and meats and fruits that arnet super high in sugar… Not dangerous at all? tf? its literally a hack its gains and healthy

  23. BigPaaryna

    i think the problem with diets is that they're marketed to people who have very poor selfcontrol and think that they can achieve their goal with that single diet.

  24. MME International

    What a load of nonsense.
    Yet another Roid Boy click-baiting to flog his diet.
    From the age of 21 and for the past 35 years I have followed Keto/Banting, before I even knew what Keto was, and I have maintained a body for those 35 years that you could only dream of.
    The easiest lifestyle in the world to adopt and sustain. Get your facts straight.

  25. Rickster Music

    I’ve always hated diets. Vegans claim we can’t eat meat because of saturated fat. Ketoguys claim we can’t eat carbs because carbs age the body. Paleoguys claim we can’t eat grains because of Lectins which is inflammatory. We can’t eat fruit either since fructose is bad for the liver. So that leaves us with what?… Leafy veggies? haha 👌

  26. Robert Bogan

    Want instant results? Do what i did! I lost 2 pounds a day! For 15 days!! How?? 4 cups of water a day. Thats it!!! Dont believe me?? I dont care i did it. Its called starvation easy to do when you are homeless!!! Also get plenty of sunlight!! This isnt a joke it was trumatic!!! It took 6 months to get that weight back!!!! Hahahaha it sucked.

  27. krishnan udaya Sankar

    I respectfully disagree with you . Diet with higher fat keeps you full most of the time. And its easier to adapt to intermittent fasting. You should try for a month with ketone monitor. Guys who doesnt have discipline to follow a diet will NOT show at Gym regularly anyway. Just my 2 cents !!!!

  28. Domzdream

    I do the fasting 'diet'. I don't eat or drink coffee from 8:00pm to 12:00pm (day time) the next day. Then my window is from the 12:00pm mark to 8:00pm later that evening. Works perfectly. I'm seeing results already after the 1st week. And you actually look forward to eating the food you enjoy, versus if you simply eat it because that's your daily repetition.

  29. Caleb Edward Shoemaker

    This is straight-up good stuff. I switched to a more keto style eating pattern because of the way it impacted my overall health. I've tried all of the weird ones, and this is the only one that's made me feel healthy day-in/day-out. Thanks for this awesome video!

  30. Los G

    nutrition IS everything. …I went vegan for almost 12 months and did only lite workouts. …nothing crazy.Lost more weight then any plan. Food intake is the key.thanks 4 posting.KEEP PUSHING YOURSELF~LOS

  31. David

    Some people can only do 0-60 though because it takes less discipline to just chuck all the unhealthy stuff in the trash and start healthy tomorrow. I know it is easier to eat choc chip cookies from the kitchen than it is to drive over to the store and buy a pack.

  32. mysteryland

    I can’t stick to diets (in the colloquial sense). That’s why I count calories, because it doesn’t feel like a diet to me. I can still enjoy birthdays etc. without feeling excluded but I’m losing weight and my day to day food choices have become a lot smarter.

  33. Luther Lindsey

    I agree with you 100% I tried KETO and I'm 57 years old and it was the worst thing I could have done! My training suffered, my mental capacity and thought process was foggy because of the lack of carbs! and I felt so weak and listless all the time, finally I went back to my way of nutrition that allowed me to lose over 57 lbs over a period of time in the first place sometimes a1lb to 1.5 lbs a week and I felt comfortable and full and was able to keep those workouts in the ASS! in my opinion KETO is not a good option for people that are older because it restricts everything that you should be making sure you are getting your daily allowance to maintain muscle, tissue and bone health. any thoughts? I welcome all opinions

  34. A -

    Hey Jeff, hope u can help me out. I keep getting kidney stones (if u've never had em, I hope u never do)! Now I'm being told that I need to b on a Low Oxalate diet. From the list of do's and don't, it seems like I can't have much that is good for me. If u can, I'd really appreciate ur advice on a good nutrition plan. Thanks so much for all ur great info. and advice.

  35. DesertMarine

    Jeff you're requiring that a diet be something someone can stick to for a lifetime is absolutely preposterous. For example I did keto for 3 years and then it just didn't work for me anymore and that's fine I feel great I made incredible games in the gym I got bigger than ever actually because keto let me focus so well… and now it just doesn't work the same for me anymore I don't feel like I need it so I don't do it my body chemistry or my brain chemistry or something has changed and now things are different.

    So guess what people do change people wake up one day realize that they can't drink coffee anymore or they wake up and realize that they love coffee when they never used to drink it because things change in people's brains

  36. Patchy

    High fat carnivore diet helped me gain muscle and lean body mass, I was always scrawny, no matter how much I worked out, until I started following this diet.

  37. nickolas thompson

    i’ve learned a lot actually from this. i’m someone who is 5’9 and 246. really need to get to like 180 or 170. took out fast food but was eating a lot of this and wondering why i wasn’t losing weight. back basics i guess 😅

  38. ScamallDorcha

    I understand why you made this video, I'm sympathetic with your concerns about people's ability to summon the discipline necessary for something as limiting and specific as keto.

    However ultimately I disagree with you here, whenever I recommend keto, especially to other athletes I make sure to mention to set up a "cheat" day at least once a month in order to both satisfy the inner carb-hungry animal but also to recoup those glycogen levels which are needed to do HIIT to one's maximum capacity which is how it should be done.

  39. Paul G

    Going gradual should be common sense but unfortunately there are people out there that don’t care they just want to make money and if they can sell you one they will.
    You need to do what works for you


    The problem is not the “Diet” the problem is the person who doesn’t have the mental capacity to stick to a life style… “diet”

  41. Scott Springer

    I JUST LOVE THE TRUTH YOU SHARE! Thanks for making a video that I can tell my friends to watch, knowing if they pay attention…..they are gonna improve.

  42. GBB war

    the title scared me.
    im on keto, i feel great, i workout, once i reach my target weight i might consider having carbs and workout harder and be careful when gaining weight, making sure its lean body mass rather than fat.

  43. Wayne Smith

    Keto worked for me. A1c 9.2 to 5.6. 70 pound loss. NOT HUNGRY!! Skin tags went away. Color came back in my hair. Energy really high. No more brain fog. Been on it to some degree for 2 years. I'm 68 and I will never go back to high carbs.

  44. Mark Nguyen

    Great video. I started the keto diet by making my meals with food that tasted good with good nutrition and I eliminated the bread and starches from my meal. I switched from soda to sweet tea and then slowly used less and less sugar until it was just iced tea. When I do have a soda craving I buy the flavored soda water with no sweetener and add some honey. Jeff is right when he says you have to make it a lifestyle. It’s no longer an issue taking my wife or kids to get dessert because I don’t have that craving anymore and my lifestyle isn’t forced upon others. Don’t be the vegan/CrossFit person and live for yourself.

  45. swami dude

    How can you have 60/70% of your nutrition come from carbohydrates? Im struggling to get enough carbs in, only when drinking beer I manage to hit 50%. But its probably because I like fat and salt way more then sweets. I hardly take in any refined sugar.

    So yeah Im going on a meat and salat diet because I dont even like bread, pasta, potatos or rice that much. I was just teached that those should be your main source of nutrition. Not that Im cutting them out, but Im done force eating things I dont really enjoy. Give me veggies with meat and Im a happy guy for the rest of my life 😂

  46. Rumpled Foreskin

    I use intermittent fasting, a 6 hour eating window, veganism, and keto as well as HIIT and body weight resistance training along with meditation and occasional yoga/meditation sessions. Start with whatever and add what you like and what feels right for you. I do all of it sporadically and it feels right to eat fruit and lentil soup one day, and a steak and salad two days after that. Down 60 pounds, feel great, and it’s second nature after years. Peace and Love 🙏🏻

  47. Edimar Junior

    The slight edge principle. You can't maintain something if you don't have the "neurological hardware" unless the change comes from trauma. That's why you need small changes that you can do with consistency to become familiar and gradually expand if needed or just maintain for the sake of the cumulative effect.

  48. Gerardo Hernandez

    I don’t know why I listened to something I already know, but it I guess I can always listen to somebody who looks better than me.

  49. craig wooden

    Keto is a lifestyle not a diet. Starting keto is a process, bit something you jump into. I know people that have been on Keto for years.

  50. Mike J.G.

    I love your videos Jeff. I am what you would call skinny fat. I recently cut all the junk out of my eating habits and I am seeing good progress. You are a true inspiration for me. I wish I could pay to come train with you for a week!

  51. The Goodie

    My wife and I do keto intermittently. Roughly 6 months on 6 months off. That seems to work for us. We just dont go crazy when we're off. We make the conscious decision to get off the wagon and the same to get back on – never feeling like we've failed. We just think it's the best for us as far as fuel efficiency.

  52. jonmacist John

    Its amazing too me that you even have to a video to tell people to eat healthy should be common sense its amazing how willing people are to put crap in there body people are still smoking drinking too much doing drugs and eating crap look at fast food line ups still way too long I seen health food places close down before a fast food place

  53. Patrick Hicks

    People who are afraid to do Keto love this and think he's bashing it but he's not. People love their carbs. They're comforting like drugs…not far from a realistic statement. I'm so happy to not be a slave to carbs anymore. I used be physically incapable of saying not to a donut. And I'm not obese. 6ft 190. You can ramp up to things if you want. But for me I had to make a decision to change from this day forward. There is nothing to fear in quitting carbs granted you don't have some pre existing illness. Or limiting them to less than 50 grams. 1 tortilla has about 30 carbs. I didn't think twice about that. Now I do. I don't think I can ever go back to eating the way I used too. I don't know how I don't already have diabetes. I always waited and told myself well I gotta finish that tub of ice cream or that loaf of bread. It wasn't until I said screw it and threw it all away that I actually did it. I will say however that I've been wanting to do it for over a year. So I prepared mentally. But really in my experience it was a pivotal decision. And I agree. It's a lifestyle not a diet.

  54. Bear Knight

    What about resorting to artificial sweetners and no exercise instead of sugar in low amounts (preferably from small portions of fruit) and slowly building a regular exercise routine?

  55. Jesse Ha

    I disagree. The keto diet provides a level of satiety that other lower carb diets or even paleo could ever give. Many people jump right into keto and stick with it if they can just get through the first few weeks since fat adaptation is needed.

  56. Tempelton Cane

    He’s right, they all work I do one I Keto day, 1 vegan day, I Atkins day, 1 starchy carb, veggie, and protein with every meal day. I cheat meal day with alcohol. And 1 24 hour fast day just water, coffee, and tea. I did this for the last 2 months and lost body fat. It’s not so boring as eating the same things every day. It actually boosted my mood I’ve been much happier.

  57. Olafsos Huber

    Paleo is pretty sustainable… i am having a clean food , low processed whole food lifestyle, no refined sugars, hydrogenated fats, no cookies, cakes, cokes, sodas, etc.
    Totally fine, my food life style is pretty much Paleo

  58. Tony Gbaya

    Jeff you literally described what happened to me. Diet after diet I never stuck to it till I changed from a diet to a lifestyle change. Now I eat healthy 6 days of the week and I fast 18+ hours of the day for the 6. On a friday I'll have a takeaway which I know you don't like (I watched your cheat day vid) but it keeps me sane. Now I'm jacked and cut up thanks 2 your knowledge and my dedication, thanks.

  59. Lance Baker

    I went to his channel > About. He is a "physical therapist and strength coach… celebrity clients. You can learn how to get six pack abs". Total baloney.

  60. boostuse

    @athlean-x I have modified what I'm eating a bit ,high fat :
    Butter ,hamburger, lard ,other
    Amaranth,its a great choice nutritionally
    Sweet potatoes with butter

  61. Nightblade. Greyswandir

    Carnivore for years… it can be a way of life. problem is that people say it is boring… well, I eat once a day, up to kg of meat, I need 30 minutes per day to prepare my food. I need 5 minutes in the supermarket to buy my food. I had 4 months transition period to remove all carbs/sugars from my meals. Three months of that was that I was drinking water with honey, to reduce sugar cravings step by step, and all other I eat was meat. So transitions are necessary, but Keto or carnivore diet re sustainable and once you get into it, you do not need much willpower to keep on.

  62. Štěpán Voráček

    The "diet" that has worked for me is quite simple and my thanks goes only to Jeff for helping me change my mindset. That´s why I wrote the diet with quotation marks, it´s more of a lifestyle really. Going non-stop since september 2018. And what I do?

    Staying away from alcohol, sodas and sugar as much as possible.
    Staying away from anything fried and white pastry.
    Sugar only in it´s natural form (fruits)
    I always divide my plate into thirds. Protein (meat) – Greens – Garnish (couscous, quinoa, sweet potatoes, etc.)
    3 meals and 3 snacks
    Snacks: fruits(fresh or dried), eggs, sunflower bread with peanut butter, protein shake, etc.

    Cheat meal/cheatday – Twice per month tops.

    And that´s pretty much it. No weighting of how much I eat, no bulking and cutting, no bullshit.

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